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Jun 27, 2006 - Pearl Bay to Scawfell Island, via South Percy Island

After staying two nights at Pearl Bay we headed off to South Percy Island. The forecast was for 1.7 metre seas, and a south easterly wind of 15-20 knots. Perfect sailing for heading north. We knew we couldn't head for the Qld mainland for the next 100 or so miles, as the tides around the Broad Sounds are enormous, being up to 9 metres, second only to Darwin in Australia. So, we were heading for the islands! Off we headed, and Wirraway was flying! 8.6 knots she did over ground, but the seas again began to pick up. Slowly at first, and then...

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Jul 14, 2005 - Whitsunday Islands

As we're spending so much time on the coast, it would be a shame not to go sailing. So we organised a trip on a pocket maxi sailing boat - basically a really fast boat which has been used for racing! The trip was for 3 days and 2 nights so we got to sleep on the boat and live as if we were one of the crew, although more time was spent lazing on the deck than pulling ropes and tying knots! We had excellent weather and managed to get some good speed up. At times the boat was tilting at about 45 degrees and it was a struggle to hang on. The...

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